Welcome to Battle Abbey School

Battle Abbey School, an independent School in East Sussex, is extraordinarily special. A glimpse through its enchanting gatehouse tells you that you are not only in a historically significant place, but also in a school that has an incomparable character. Battle Abbey’s ideal size, wonderful pastoral care, impressive facilities, continuity of education from nursery to sixth form and holistic approach allied to its warm, good humoured and highly supportive working environment make for a very inclusive and unique educational establishment. The School manages to blend traditional values to new, innovative thinking in teaching and learning whilst still providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities and many opportunities to support and serve the local and wider community. It has a proven track record in many curriculum areas and has developed an enviable reputation for adding value academically in a mixed ability setting.
Battle Abbey’s ethos is highly distinctive and focuses on nurturing a close-knit family atmosphere, encouraging active participation from its students, promoting an international perspective through its boarders and encouraging self-respect, self-confidence and compassion for the needs of others. It is the sort of school where students settle very quickly and contribute willingly and positively whilst developing a genuine pride in their school and a real passion for their learning.
I very much hope that this website gives you at least a flavour of our School and I would urge you to come and visit us if you can and meet our engaging and talented students and staff.

David Clark – BA, M Phil (Cantab) Battle Abbey
School Headmaster

Battle Abbey School – Number 1 in Sussex and Kent for pupil progress

According to the latest Government produced league table reported on the BBC, Battle Abbey School is ranked as the top secondary school in East Sussex, West Sussex and Kent for pupil progress and achievement at A Level.

Battle Abbey School – Times top 150

As announced in The Times on 26th August 2017 Battle Abbey School comes in at 130 in the UK for coeducational A Level results. This is based on the percent of A and A* grades achieved. Outside Brighton only one other school, in Eastbourne, ranked higher in East Sussex.

Battle Abbey Prep School – Times top 50

Battle Abbey Prep School has been included in the Times Top 50 Independent Prep Schools for 2017/2018. The only Prep School which makes this prestigious list in East Sussex!

Upcoming Open Days

Prep and Nursery School Open Day: Saturday 9th November 2019 10.00am – 12.00 noon.
Senior School Open Day: September 2019 (TBC) 10.30am – 12.30pm
Sixth Form Open Evening: October 2019 (TBC) 6.30pm – 8.00pm

For the second time in as many years, Battle Abbey’s iGCSE Maths results have exceeded all expectations. Two thirds of students were awarded the highest grades – sevens, eights and nines – and not a single student of the non-selective school failed to achieve a very respectable grade.Headmaster David Clark says: “We were quietly confident that the results would be good, but the actual figures were better than expected. Seeing the students’ faces as they found out their results was an experience.

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